Hotel surveillance video shows Jenkins appearing to be impaired, heavily, stumbling through hallways of the hotel as she tries to find her way back to the lobby.
Eight snippets of raw surveillance video were released Friday afternoon showing 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins walking the halls of a Rosemont hotel more than a day before she was found dead in a basement freezer.
There's been a lot of suspicion on social media that foul play was involved, but cops have maintained they found nothing suspicious. Her family reported her missing later that day, and Jenkins' body was found in the walk-in freezer at the hotel shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. Police believe at least 31 people were in the room that night and were still trying to locate 15 of them, working with Chicago police to do so.
The medical examiner has not ruled on the cause of her death and is expected to rule in the coming weeks. Martin told the police dispatcher that her daughter's friends said she drank "one cup" but that "one cup is too much for her", Martin said. "But I also want to know what happened".
In the news conference, Jenkins' mother and her attorneys were critical of the hotel's response. Contributing to increased tensions following Jenkins' death - which is being reviewed as a death investigation - was a miscommunication on the part of an activist who this week spoke on behalf of Jenkins' mother, Teresa Martin.
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"They never checked. They never searched", said Sam Adams, one of Martin's lawyers.
Rosemont police said the hotel has cooperated with the investigation.
Just after noon Saturday - with rock music from the nearby Riot Fest blaring in the distance - the group gathered in a portion of the park just across from Collins Academy High School and shouted, "We love you, Kenneka", releasing more than a dozen purple and white balloons into the breeze.
According to WBBM, a hotel spokesman, Glenn Harston, said Jenkins' death was "a tragic accident".
Crowne Plaza hotel representatives could not be reached. The hotel has offered to pay for Jenkins' funeral expenses, but it was immediately unknown if the family has accepted the offer.